One of Karachi’s biggest cinema chain, Neuplex Cinema, has not yet screened the long awaited ‘the Legend of Maula Jatt’. After a lot of probing by fans, it was revealed that film distributors have asked the cinema authorities to increase the price of ticket from Rs. 1000 to Rs. 1200. Now, the owners of the latter have set the record straight.
The statement read, “We feel that it is highly unfortunate that the distributor of the title, The Legend of Maula Jatt asking for exhibition terms which are out of industry norms. Such rigid terms cannot be afforded by exhibitors, especially during times of economic instability.”
Adding on, Nueplex shared, “We were hoping for a fairer approach in the future, as we are always here to welcome and screen any Pakistani film with open arms.”
Ticket prices for The Legend of Maula Jatt reportedly increased for the initial 11 days. They will drop down to regular prices afterward, as per reports.
A reboot of Yunus Malik’s 1979 cult classic Maula Jatt, the film is a re-telling of the story of the rivalry between Maula Jatt and Noori Natt. Directed by Lashari, The Legend of Maula Jatt stars Khan, Hamza Ali Abbasi, Mahira Khan, Humaima Malick, Mirza Gohar Rasheed, Faris Shafi, Ali Azmat, Nayyer Ejaz, Shafqat Cheema, Raheela Agha, Zia Khan and Saima Baloch.
Source: Express Tribune